Settlement of Poggio Marcato D'Agnone

Settlement of Poggio Marcato D'Agnone


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The Archaeological Site of Poggio Marcato D'Agnone is a settlement dating from the second half of the 4th century BC, located in a dominant position on the plain below.
The site is enclosed by a vast wall wall , preserved in the East and North sections, which extends for about 3 km. The enclosure is made up of large irregularly shaped limestone blocks cut into the natural rock bank, placed face-to-face and filled with small cut stones. In the fortified area some cave tombs were found and a road was also discovered, obtained by cutting the rock, still with the marks of the wheels, as well as an almost semicircular enclosure that could suggest an agora or even a themenos. The pottery found is in common use. A small bathtub hollowed out of the rock was also discovered in one house. The dating was facilitated by the discovery in the perimeter of the city of coins of Agatocle, tyrant of Syracuse.

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